Shain Gandee, a cast member on MTV's reality series Buckwild, was found dead in West Virginia on Monday several hours after he was reported missing, a spokesman for the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department confirms to TVGuide.com.
Earlier Monday, the Sheriff's Department issued a notice that stated Gandee and his uncle his uncle David Dwight Gandee had been missing since 3 a.m. Sunday. The bodies of the two men and one other unidentified person were discovered later in a vehicle in Sissonville, W. Va.
"The causes of death are still under investigation and will likely be determined following an autopsy by the West Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner," read a statement from the spokesman.
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MTV released the following statement: "We are shocked and saddened by the terrible news about Shain Gandee, and those involved in this tragic incident. We are waiting for more information but at this time, our main concern is for the Gandee family and their friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. Shain had a magnetic personality, with a passion for life that touched everyone he met and we will miss him dearly."
Buckwild, which was recently renewed for a second season, follows a group of nine young, carefree and adventurous friends living in West Virginia.